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What Is The Best Treatment For Anosmia
See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more
Not much you can do: With nasal steroids you can reduce the size, with decongestant you can reduce the swelling and with the allergy treatment you can prevent the recurrences. Nasal surgery is needed to remove the polyp. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
Is there any chance that my anosmia will "cure itself"? There is no sinus blockage or inflamation. Doctors tell me there is no treatment. Any hope?
Depends: Depends on the cause. There are very many causes for loss of smell. Needs to be checked out. Some say that taking zinc tablets may help if zinc deficiency is the cause. ...Read more
My uncle ws chain cigg smoker.now HS age is 65yr complaing of recurrent chest infection which is assciated wid anosmia and vertigo.treatment plz??
Work up and mgt: Part of his evaluation should include an EKG, Chest radiograph and pulmonary function testing to determine the condition of his lungs. His blood pressure should be closely assessed and I would recommend a visit with his physician for further work up and treatment. He should avoid all cigarette smoke as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on cause: Anosmia may simply be due to the nasal tissue swelling that occurs with a cold, sinus infection, or allergies. If that is the case, appropriate medication to treat the cause will often improve the sense of smell. Other causes may be less amenable to treatment. See you doctor for evaluation for possible causes of anosmia. ...Read more
Med eval: Sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress &. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a loss of appetite due to anosmia. Any suggestions on how to make food more appetizing? I don't want to starve but it is truly difficult to eat. Please help.
Anosmia: Depending on the cause, and whether it is temporary, treating it should bring relief. Examples of temporary anosmia causes are respiratory infection or blockage in the nose, nasal polyps, low thyroid function, sniffing illicit drugs, etc. Some permanent causes are brain injury where olfactory nerve is damaged. Some tx options are steroids & acupuncture. Consult your doctor re. Tx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: First, the cause of anosmia (inability to smell) must be determined. If air is not getting into the nose, that can be surgically corrected but if the nerves involved in the sense of smell have been damaged by a viral infection or a skull fracture, only tincture of time will help. Some people think zinc supplements can help but the evidence has not always shown that is true. ...Read more
Loss of smell: The term is consistent with complete loss of smell sensation, and this will likely alter taste secondarily. There are many causes, including trauma, and loss of smell in the elderly with onset of alzheimer's or parkinson's. ...Read more
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